Gabon: A botched coup

Date first published: 16/1/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; political violence; civil unrest In the early morning of 7 January, a group of soldiers calling themselves the Patriotic Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defence and Security Forces, led by a Lieutenant Kelly Obiang Ondo, seized control of public broadcaster RTG’s headquarters in Libreville....

Political Risk Outlook Q4 2018 – Ones to Watch

AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape was fundamentally altered in Q4, and provides forecasts for Q1 2019. AKE's political risk outlook map draws on our rigorous risk ratings for the main economic, regulatory and political hurdles facing countries across the...

Ones to Watch, 14 January 2019

Americas: Disruptive shortages amid crackdown on fuel theft to continue across Mexico Sectors: all Key Risks: fuel shortages; disruptive unrest; fuel theft In Mexico, disruptive fuel shortages are expected to continue across the country as the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) cracks down on fuel theft with a strategy that has...

Israel: Bye-Bye Bibi

Date first published: 7/1/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; security With just over three months until Israel’s early elections on 9 April, Benjamin Netanyahu, informally known as Bibi, has called on the men accusing him of graft to face him publicly. Such a call is intended to imply that Netanyahu has nothing to hide,...

Ones to Watch, 7 January 2019

Americas: Venezuela’s Maduro to take office for second term amid growing tensions Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; crackdown on dissent In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is scheduled to take office for a second six-year term on 10 January amid increasing regional pressure for him to refrain from doing so and amid...